Forbidden Kingdom to Helm the Theaters on April 18

In Theaters: April 18, 2008
Starring: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Arangano
Director: Robert Minkoff

After the successful wide release of Horton Hears a Who (which is perceived to be the highest-grossing film in 2008), here comes another action-packed film directed by Robert Minkoff who also directed films such as Stuart Little Films, Haunted Mansion and The Lion King.

The Forbidden Kingdom is a back-to-back collaboration between martial arts veterans Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the first ever tandem and probably the last one. The story tells about American teenager Jason (Arangano) who finds an antique rod in the pawnshop--the legendary stick weapon owned by a Chinese sage and warrior Monkey King (Li). With the lost relic in his hand, he unexpectedly finds himself transported back to Ancient China where he meets several kung fu masters who will lead him on his quest to return the relic to its rightful owner, the Monkey King--imprisoned in stone for almost five centuries. Along the way, he discovers the value of honor, loyalty, friendship and the true meaning of kung fu and thus frees himself into his time.

What makes the story most anticipating for me is its simplicity but complicated circumstances which gives highlight to the characters and to the adventure. It gives more excitement not just of its perfect casting, but also of its great narration. More than the foretaste it gives because of the first-ever tandem by kungfu movie gurus, this blockbuster is certainly a five-star.


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